Speaking Engagements, Past & Future

Below are my upcoming & past speaking engagements. Please contact me (laradiamond AT gmail DOT com) if you’re interested in having me speak at an upcoming event.


Upcoming Talks
  • "Success Stories in the Context of Endogamy," I4GG, December 10, 2017 (San Diego, CA)
  •  “Real-World Examples of the Frustrations of Endogamy,” Fairfax Genealogical Society, February 22, 2018 (Vienna, VA)
  •  “Real-World Examples of the Frustrations of Endogamy,” Arizona Jewish Historical Society's Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group, Feb 25, 2018 (Scottsdale, AZ)
  •  “Real-World Examples of the Frustrations of Endogamy,” RootsTech, Feb 28, 2018 (Salt Lake City, UT)
  •  "DNA Successes In--And Despite of--Endogamy," Utah Genealogical Association's DNA Special Interest Group, March 20, 2017
Past Talks
  • "Journey through Ukraine," Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, October 15, 2017
  • “Real-World Examples of the Frustrations of Endogamy,” IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 2017 (Orlando, FL)
  •  “Ancestral Towns May Not Have been So Ancestral,” IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 2017 (Orlando, FL)
  •  "Journey to Ukraine," Washington DC Family History Center Eastern European Group, June 15, 2017 (Kensington, MD)
  • “Real-World Examples of the Frustrations of Endogamy,” SCGC Genealogy Jamboree DNA Day, June 8, 2017 (Burbank, CA)
  •  “Real-World Examples of the Frustrations of Endogamy,” Association for Professional Genealogists' Second Life Chapter, May 11, 2017.
  • "Genealogy Research In Ukraine," Jewish Genealogy Society of Palm Beach County, April 13, 2017
  • “Real-World Examples of the Frustrations of Endogamy,” Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, February 26, 2017
  • “Genealogy Research in Ukraine,” Jewish Genealogy Society of Connecticut, February 19, 2017
  • “Jewish Genealogy: Where to Start & What’s Available,” RootsTech (also Livestreamed and available online), February 9, 2017
  • “Ukraine by Train (and Taxi),” Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, December 18, 2016
  • “Jewish Genealogy—How To Start, Where to Look, and the Breadth of What’s Available,” Kol Shalom Sisterhood, September 2016
  • “Jewish Genealogy—How To Start, Where to Look, and the Breadth of What’s Available,” Fairfax (VA) Genealogical Society, September 2016
  • “Jewish Genealogy—How To Start, Where to Look, and the Breadth of What’s Available,” Beth Israel Sisterhood, September 2016
  • “Movement Between Towns in Eastern Europe (aka Ancestral Towns May Not Have Been So Ancestral),” IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, August 2016
  • “Jewish Genealogy Research in Ukraine,” Ontario Genealogy Society Conference, June 2016
  • “Movement Between Towns in Eastern Europe (aka Ancestral Towns May Not Have Been So Ancestral),” Ontario Genealogy Society Conference, June 2016
  • “Movement Between Towns in Eastern Europe (aka Ancestral Towns May Not Have Been So Ancestral),” Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, March 2016
  • “Jewish Genealogy: How to Start, Where to Look, What’s Available,” Anne Arundel Genealogy Society, March 2016
  • “JewishGen Basics,” RootsTech, February 2016
  • “Jewish Genealogy Research in Ukraine,” JGS Greater Philadelphia, December 2015
  • “Jewish Genealogy—How To Start, Where to Look, and the Breadth of What’s Available,” Central Jersey Jewish Genealogists, August 2015
  • “Jewish Genealogy—How To Start, Where to Look, and the Breadth of What’s Available,” Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, July 2015
  • “It Isn’t All Online—Getting Away from Ancestry, FamilySearch, MyHeritage and Finding the Best Stories,” IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem, July 2015
  • “Finding a Family’s Town: A Case Study,” JGS Maryland, November 2014
  • “Beyond Ancestry.com: It Isn't All Online!” JGS Maryland, November 2014
  • “Jewish Genealogy--How to Start, Where to Look, What's Available,” IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Salt Lake City, July 2014
  • "Ukrainian Document Acquisition Strategies,” JGS Maryland, May 2014
  • “Jewish Genealogy in Ten Slides or Less,” JGS Maryland, October 2013

4 comments:

  1. i heard you speak in ct last week. who can do my research in kanmentes and moldava (berchani)? gary bykoff west hartford ct

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    1. Which Kamenets? As for Moldova, have you been in touch with the Bessarabian SIG?

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    2. Lara

      kamenets podolski

      20 years ago a cal research org, Blitz, was very helpful for Kamenets but I need more research done in that town

      Gary Bykoff West Hartford CT

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    3. Have you seen this page, contacted the town leader, and taken a look at ongoing projects? You don't want to duplicate what's already being done.... http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/GEO_town.asp?id=236

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